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Enhanced Audio Features

Starting with the MOBOTIX M1 IT range of models, you can use your camera as full-blown ISDN telephone.

ISDN Telephony: Open Help

Using the ISDN Camera Telephone feature, you can have the camera dial your phone number and then make an announcement via the camera's built-in loudspeaker.

Dial-out profiles and event-controlled messaging: Open Help

When the camera recognizes an event, it can use a previously defined Dial-out Profile and call one or multiple Phone numbers to inform about the event until it is acknowledged. Using the Camera Remote Control you then can either establish a phone connection (intercom), or you can speak or listen to what is going on in the room.

Storing and exchanging voice messages: Open Help

Open the Manage Voice Messages dialog to store voice messages from a camera to your local computer or to upload them from the computer to a camera. Using this method, you can store these files locally, and better yet, the recorded voice messages can also be transferred quite comfortably to other cameras.

ISDN audio call-in to the camera, remote control via telephone: Open Help

You can "communicate" with the camera even if no event has been detected. When activated in the ISDN Audio Call-In dialog, the camera answers a call playing a previously recorded voice message. Of course, this feature can be protected by a PIN and can likewise be restricted to certain caller phone numbers. Using a dial tone telephone you then can control the most important camera features from virtually everywhere using the telephone keys:

Telephone-controlled Internet call-in: Open Help

You are on vacation and enter an Internet café since you would like to see what is happening back home. This is very simple now:

Audio via IP: Open Help

MxPEG Viewer can play back what the microphone of a displayed camera records using the audio system of your computer. For the first time, room surveillance using the MOBOTIX M1 camera does not require an ISDN connection. This feature is not available for Basic models.

Intercom via IP: Open Help

MxPEG Viewer is now able to transfer audio data from the computer's microphone to the camera's loudspeaker. This means that it will soon be possible to use the Intercom feature without having to use an ISDN connection. The current implementation needs some further development and will be available with improved loudness and level control features in future versions.

Announcement of network data by running camera: Open Help

Shortly press the R key on the camera's front and the camera will announce its network data (IP address, netmask and MAC address) over the loudspeaker.

Deactivating the microphone: Open Help

For reasons of data security reasons it may be necessary to deactivate a camera's microphone. You can now permanently and irreversibly deactivate the microphone.

Attention: This deactivation is permanent and removes all functions that involve the microphone and cannot be reversed even by MOBOTIX engineers.

MxPEG

The last version already featured a first outlook on MxPEG, the newly created streaming format for security cameras by MOBOTIX. Now, MxPEG has been implemented fully, meaning that the camera uses MxPEG internally and displays either MxPEG or JPEG images.

MxPEG Viewer: Open Help

The advantages of MxPEG become apparent when using the MxPEG Viewer:

The MxPEG Viewer is a stand-alone Windows application that you can download free of charge either directly from the camera or from the MOBOTIX homepage. The current version has an improved user interface and a number of additional features.

MxPEG Viewer can now copy the Multi View screens and soft button definitions from a camera. The camera web interface and the MxPEG Viewer user interface are getting even more consistent.

Network

DHCP and IP voice message on camera startup: Open Help

When pressing the R key on the camera's front during startup, the camera will obtain a dynamic IP address using a DHCP server on your network. After startup, the camera announces its network data (IP address, network mask and MAC address) over the loudspeaker.

Resetting upon camera startup: Open Help

When pressing the L key on the camera's front during startup, you can reset the camera to the factory default settings.

Multiple ports for HTTP server: Open Help

The camera's IP address can be addressed from the outside using a router's port mapping feature. In cases like this, a different than the standard port 80 is used for HTTP transfers. In the Language and Entry Page dialog, you now can define two ports (e.g. 80, 10232) so you can access the camera within your Intranet using its IP address (and port 80) and externally using the router's IP address and the second port (e.g. 213.133.223.17:10232).

Controlling Events and Actions

Flexible time-control for events: Open Help

Now you can define multiple periods of time for the M1 Secure and the IT models, during which the camera is armed. Thus, you can limit event activity to certain days of the week or to certain portions of the day.

On top of this, you can filter Actions and Messages separately, so that the camera can trigger an FTP file transfer and a visual alarm when recognizing a VM event, for example. However, when the PIR detector recognizes an event, the camera sends an email and switches on an audio alarm and a light using its serial signal output.

Limiting event stories to certain events: Open Help

Now you can limit the recording of event stories to certain events. Using this feature, the camera can create an individual image for the User Click (UC) event while it reacts to a VM event by recording an event story with pre and post-alarm images.

PDA

PDA Event List:

For PDAs, an event list in PDA format is available now.

Improvements of the User Interface

Defining windows using the mouse: Open Help

Now you can define the coordinates for the Video Motion and Obscure Image Area windows (Secure models only) in the live image by clicking with the mouse and by applying the coordinates to the definition text field.

Exchanging configuration data between cameras: Open Help

Especially when multiple cameras are used, it can be vital to react swiftly to changing situations. Therefore, you now can copy the entire configuration of a camera or parts of the configuration to one or several other cameras using the Multi View Screens > Cameras dialog.

Enhanced error messages:

The messages in the System Messages dialog have been enhanced and complemented by error messages.

Enhanced online help: Open Help

The Online Help has been entirely revised and expanded. Among others, an extensive index has been added.

The complete online help is also available as Reference Manual as a PDF file from www.mobotix.com.

Multilinguality: Open Help

The camera's Multilinguality has been further enhanced. Except for a few system error messages, the entire camera user interface and the online help are now available in English and German. Multilinguality also covers all system voice messages (e.g. announcements of IP addresses, etc.).

Loading language modules:

The current version allows to load additional language modules. The language modules will be available over time and can be uploaded to the camera later on. They cover the entire user interface, the online help and the system voice messages. Currently, we are working on the Japanese language module.


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